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Help me date older J50 Numbers confusing

#1 User is offline   bbbacres 

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 06:05 PM

I have an older J50. Man I got it from was almost certain it was a 1958. But as I went to verify I faced a dizzying number of serial number contradictions. The guitar has round shoulders. So it is pre 69. It does NOT have an adjustable bridge, but I know some owners changed that. If it is the original bridge the 58 date looks more possible. But the serial number makes no sense: 823276. Photos attached. No red sticker inside soundhole, long gone. Serial number is clear and impressed on back of headstock. Nothing else, no "made in USA" or anything else.

I appreciate your thoughts.
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Posted 28 November 2017 - 08:51 PM

Try putting this in the acoustic section for faster responses.
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Posted 29 November 2017 - 04:53 PM

The serial number dates to 1966: http://www.guitarhq....son.html#serial
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